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Webster 1913 Edition


Five

Five

(fīv)
,
Adj.
[OE.
fif
,
five
, AS.
fīf
,
fīfe
; akin to D.
vijf
, OS.
fīf
, OHG.
finf
,
funf
, G.
fünf
, Icel.
fimm
, Sw. & Sw. Dan.
fem
, Goth.
fimf
, Lith.
penki
, W.
pump
, OIr.
cóic
, L.
quinque
, Gr.
πέντε
, Æol.
πέμπε
, Skr.
pañcan
. √303. Cf.
Fifth
,
Cinque
,
Pentagon
,
Punch
the drink,
Quinary
.]
Four and one added; one more than four.
Five nations
(Ethnol.)
,
a confederacy of the Huron-Iroquois Indians, consisting of five tribes: Mohawks, Onondagas, Cayugas, Oneidas, and Senecas. They inhabited the region which is now the State of new York.

Five

(fīv)
,
Noun.
1.
The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects.
Five
of them were wise, and
five
were foolish.
Matt. xxv. 2.
2.
A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.

Webster 1828 Edition


Five

FIVE

, a.
Four and one added; the half of ten; as five men; five loaves. Like other adjectives, it is often used as a noun.
Five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matt. 25.

Definition 2021


Five

Five

See also: five

English

Proper noun

Five

  1. (Britain) Abbreviation of MI5.

Synonyms

(Security Service):

  • 5
  • MI5
  • Security Service

Coordinate terms

five

five

See also: Five

English

English numbers
50
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : five
    Ordinal : fifth
    Multiplier : quintuple

Alternative forms

  • Arabic numerals: 5 (see for numerical forms in other scripts)
  • Roman numerals: V

Numeral

five

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 5; the number following four and preceding six. This many dots: (•••••).

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • Table of cardinal numbers 0 to 9 in various languages

Noun

five (plural fives)

  1. The digit/figure 5.
    He wrote a five followed by four zeroes.
  2. (US) A five-dollar bill.
    Can anyone here change a five?
  3. Anything measuring five units, as length.
    All the fives are over there in the corner, next to the fours.
  4. A person who is five years old.
    The fives and sixes will have snack first, then the older kids.
  5. five o'clock
    See you at five.
  6. A short rest, especially one of five minutes.
    Take five, soldier.

Translations

Derived terms

See also

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
eight nine ten jack queen king joker

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: war · short · able · #392: five · need · met · boy

Walloon

Etymology

From Latin febris (fever).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːf/

Noun

five f (plural fives)

  1. fever